The meal plan lasted three days. Because I really like donuts. Actually, the donut wasn’t the real reason. Partly, it’s because I just like to eat what seems appealing when I’m preparing food to eat minutes later. Partly, it’s because I did a poor job with the plan. Meals that sounded fairly different on paper (these were meals I was taking from Clean Eating magazine’s mostly-non-vegetarian plans, not ones from my own head), actually turned out to be almost the same thing. Boring. We had stir-fry with peanut sauce (a ‘clean’ recipe that both Rob and I are big fans of) for lunch and the planned bean-y, pita-y dinner, but I snuck in the most delicious chocolate-glazed donut in between. That’s clean eating the Anna way.
A very exciting delivery arrived in the afternoon. Right before Christmas, a facebook friend linked to this shop, which sells (among other animal-related things) Hansa plush animals. I’d never heard of Hansa, but I’m a little bit in love, now. The vulcher ‘spoke’ to me with its weirdness — I’m not the type of person to buy stuffed animals, normally — and I used some of my PayPal money to order it. (I wondered out loud to Rob, ‘What would people think if they knew I used money from the sale of paper house packs to buy plush vultures?’)
Rob doesn’t like Charlie Vulture, for some reason (it does look slightly more severe in person, although still cute), and he keeps trying to move it with his climpers (those grabber arm things I got him for Christmas, which, I have to say, have been the most-used of any of our gifts). I told him to be careful, or the vulture would come for him in the night.
I framed this drawing of Henny from a while back. Maybe I’ll get proper mats when I’ve got tons of disposable cash (cash not earmarked for vultures, obviously), but at the moment, I just make my own with cardstock. Good enough for now. I just have to figure out where to hang this (I stole another frame’s nail for the photo), but it’s nice to have it out of my sketchbook.